Midwestern Meats

With Thanksgiving coming we always here about tryptophan in turkey.  

 

What can high-tryptophan foods do for you?

  • Help regulate your appetite
  • Help you sleep better
  • Elevate your mood

What events can indicate a need for more high-tryptophan foods?

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Impatience
  • Impulsiveness
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Weight gain or unexplained weight loss
  • Slow growth in children
  • Overeating and/or carbohydrate cravings
  • Poor dream recall
  • Insomnia

Food sources of tryptophan include red meat, dairy products, nuts, seeds, legumes, soybeans and soy products, tuna, shellfish, and turkey.

World's Healthiest Foods rich in tryptophan
Food            Cals%       Daily Value

 

 Chicken        187          128.1%

 

 Soybeans     298           121.8%

 

 Turkey           153          118.7%

 

 Tuna              158           118.7%

 

 Lamb              229           109.3%

 

 Salmon           245           109.3%

 

 Halibut             159          106.2%

 

 Shrimp              112          103.1%

 

 Cod                   119           90.6%

 

 Sardines            189            78.1%

 

 

Written by Rod McConnell — October 21, 2013

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